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Re: Linked Data Business Models?

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2012 11:22:46 -0400
Message-ID: <5016A6C6.1050809@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
On 7/30/12 10:34 AM, Gannon Dick wrote:
> Big Data did not grow to be Big Data by doing things like Big Data 
> does them now.  Who are the "... other non eCommerce oriented behemoths" ?

I said:
"As far as I know, "Advertising" and "Surreptitious Personal Profile 
Data Wholesale" are the only models that have made a difference to the 
bottom lines of: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo! and other non 
eCommerce oriented behemoths."

As for Big Data growth, what does that mean? How are Big Data and the 
Linked Open Data Cloud or the combined effects of public and private 
Linked Data exploitation somehow distinct from Big Data?

Ultimately, folks will realize that Linked Data enables you do more with 
Big Data i.e., discover and share insights from Big Data spaces. It also 
enables ad-hoc querying over Big Data, across disparate data sources etc..

To conclude, its best to look at Linked Data (which is basically 
unadulterated Web essence) as a vehicle for making stuff associated with 
the Big Data buzzword much better. Otherwise, we're just back to the 
same old "cat and mouse" game re. the next great data silo disguised as 
something different via marketing buzz.


Kingsley
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> *From:* Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
> *To:* public-lod@w3.org
> *Sent:* Monday, July 30, 2012 8:50 AM
> *Subject:* Re: Linked Data Business Models?
>
> On 7/30/12 8:11 AM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:
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>> On 26 July 2012 00:08, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com 
>> <mailto:kidehen@openlinksw.com>> wrote:
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>>     All,
>>
>>     There is a tendency assume an eternal lack of functional and
>>     scalable business models with regards to Linked Data. I think its
>>     time for an open discussion about this matter.
>>
>>     It's no secret, I've never seen business models as challenging
>>     Linked Data. Quite the contrary. That said, instead of a dump
>>     from me about my viewpoints on Linked Data models, how about
>>     starting this discussion by identifying any non "Advertising
>>     based business model" that have actually worked on the Web to date.
>>
>>     As far as I know, "Advertising" and "Surreptitious Personal
>>     Profile Data Wholesale" are the only models that have made a
>>     difference to the bottom lines of: Google, Facebook, Twitter,
>>     Yahoo! and other non eCommerce oriented behemoths.
>>
>>     Based on the above, let's have a serious and frank discussion
>>     about business models with the understanding agreement that one
>>     size will never fit all, ever, so this rule cannot be overlooked
>>     re. Linked Data. Also remember, Business models aren't silver
>>     bullets, they are typically aligned with markets (qualified and
>>     quantified pain points) and the evolving nature of tangible and
>>     monetizable value.
>>
>>     Hopefully, the floor is now open to everyone that has a vested
>>     interest in this very important matter :-)
>>
>>
>> I think we need a paid app store for the web
>>
>> Plenty of examples of people writing apps, deploying them to mobile 
>> and making good revenue
>>
>> Why should it not be as easy to deploy to 'The Web'
>
> Great point!
>
> A webby application store driven by the likes of GoodRelations, FOAF 
> Profiles, SIOC data spaces, WebID ACLs, and Payswarm is something 
> that's missing re. poweful Linked Data showcase outside the realms of 
> dataset publishing. Imagine if developers could produce Linked Data 
> apps for desktops, notebooks, tables, and phones that were easy to 
> discover, courtesy of the kind of serendipity inherent in Web-scale 
> Linked Data meshes. Basically, you end up with something as simple as:
>
> Developer Activity:
>
> 1. write app
> 2. describe app -- using something as simple as a turtle document
> 3. deploy app to a Web location -- e.g., dropbox or an ftp location
> 4. ACL protect access to the app via WebID
> 5. use WebID watermarked X.509 certificate as the license file which 
> enforces terms of use
> 6. announce app via a Tweet, G+, Facebook, LinkedIn post.
>
> Note: this system would be federated and endowed with a SPARQL 
> endpoint giving developers the option to maintain their own app stores 
> etc..
> In addition, existing App stores that offer APIs would be hooked into 
> the system via wrapper / proxy services that produce Linked Data etc..
>
> Very cool idea!
>
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>>     -- 
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>>     Regards,
>>
>>     Kingsley Idehen
>>     Founder & CEO
>>     OpenLink Software
>>     Company Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
>>     Personal Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/%7Ekidehen
>>     Twitter/Identi.ca handle: @kidehen
>>     Google+ Profile: https://plus.google.com/112399767740508618350/about
>>     LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kidehen
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> Regards,
>
> Kingsley Idehen	
> Founder & CEO
> OpenLink Software
> Company Web:http://www.openlinksw.com  <http://www.openlinksw.com/>
> Personal Weblog:http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen  <http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/%7Ekidehen>
> Twitter/Identi.ca handle: @kidehen
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> LinkedIn Profile:http://www.linkedin.com/in/kidehen
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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	
Founder & CEO
OpenLink Software
Company Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
Personal Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
Twitter/Identi.ca handle: @kidehen
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